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stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins has the weather for us. >> you asked if we're in for a cooldown? we have to have a warmup first. >> is that to rule? >> it is the logical sequence of things. science 101. you saw the fog on the screen. queen anne county, 90-minute delay. pre-k has been canceled. look at the humidity. no wonder we have the fog. the air is saturated. the barometer is high. of wind.t east puff -- we have an east puff of wind. >> the fog is affecting the traffic. we have a cow in the road. this is in carroll county. something to watch out for their. -- there. there is to report of an accident there as well. otherwise, we're looking pretty good of the major roadways. nine minutes between the beltway to the for mechanic toll plaza. 895 looking at seven minutes there. this is a live look outside old court road. it's foggy out there so user low bream's. traffic moving by at the key bridge. we do have some fog warnings on the. bridges. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back over to you. >> thank you. howard county family takes on
obviously a lot of people in the hospittl. >> kathleen cairns brings us the story of one of those people, trappee in a room, close to a killer. >> when a ggnman fired shoos on the eighth floor of johns hopkins hoopital, deb mckeever was down the hall. >> we kept the door shut. >> kind of loud noise. >> she was with her mother-in--aw. a patient. along with two therapists, and a nurse. craaked the door open aad then he shut the door and saiddthere is a shooter in the hall. get down. >> immediately, he got doww and started to put the chairs that, door. and he told us to get down. and be quiet. >> deb dialed 911. >> ssooting in thh hall way. >> happened so fast. i was pretty much scared to death. i thouggt, possibly, we were going to -- somebody would shoot us. >> heerd shooting, screaming and barricaded with a room. >> my worst fear is you think somebodyywill come down theehall building.3 gun. >> first thing i did is say, please, god keep us safe. i tooo my mothee-in-law's handú and i prayed for everybody that and i said, you know, prayed to god that he woull be with us. >> an hour later
for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. i'll be in cumberland tomorrow this time. >> what's that all about? >> we are going to be on the c&o canal and show you railroads. when is the last time you were in cumberland? >> it's been a long time. years. >> it's changed. >> pretty. >> the mountain side of maryland. that's what we call t we'll show you all the pretty shots in cumberland tomorrow. >> we'll take a drive out there later on today. >> not now? >> no, because first we have a lot to talk about. a lot of guests. we want to tell you about how to get involved in a great event to benefit the libraries. i think too often we forget how important they were. how much time did you spend as a kid in the library? you might not be -- >> look what i'm doing for a living. not enough. >> they are really important so we are going to talk more about that coming up. >>> swim across america. we are so lucky to have this event in baltimore. michael phelps is going to be out there, raising a lot of money for cancer research. >> we'll hear more about that. and we want to talk about the ani
>> and i'm mindy basara, thank you for joining us. let's take a look at weather and trafficing this wednesday morning. looks like it was hot yesterday. >> 91. that broke a record for us. 55 times we've been 09 or above this summer. -- we've been 90 or above this summer. the next couple of days it will cool off into the 70's. we've had a little of a front that came through triggering a couple showers. coming through the western suburbs through fret rick and howard county. we'll put a 30% chance in there that you'll run into a little bit of rain early. a slight chance for a shower this morning. breezy and warm this afternoon with a high temperature of 88. we'll check your seven-day forecast coming up. >> nothing having a major impact at this hour. one vehicle that pun out into the guardrail at executive drive in howard county. meantime another one still being cleared in anne arundel county. 261 at -- 51 miles per hour on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast. west side checking out fine, and the rest of the major roadways looking good. a live view 29 at 32 and in howard count
home. jennifer franciotti joins us for more on the investigation because police are asking for the public's help. they are hoping somebody saw something that will lead to his arrest. >> it is terrifying. it's a nice neighborhood. i do not know what to think. >> this is the second situation i have heard of it in the neighborhood. there was a home invasion a couple of houses down. >> residents have a mixed reaction to word of a sexual assault in their neighborhood. the attack happened on monday morning. a man broke into a home in glen bernie and sexually assaulted an 83-year-old woman. >> it is a disturbing crime. we will do everything we can to bring this case to closure. >> police are looking for a white male in his early 20's. officers are stepping up neighborhood patrols. they advised neighbors on better ways to protect themselves. >> have a motion detector lighting. secured your front door, your windows, at any gates, make sure you lock those. >> anyone with information is being asked to call anne arundel county police. now back to you. >> police are investigating a pair
and sludge into the ocean off u.s. shores. unless you worked aboard a ship you probably don't have any idea what any of this is or what it does. these are cell phone pictures taken by a crewman aboard the merchant vessel arhona. it shows how a 103-foot hose was bypassed a storage system to dump 6, 000 gallons of oil into the ocean. >> if you think about what is going on here you've got a ship out in the middle of the ocean at night turning a valve that releases this pollution overboard. it's extraordinarily difficult to detect. >> reporter: it got detected because of this note. a filipino crewman slipped this to a customs inspector after the ship docked in our area. the note says the crewman was ordered by the chief's engineer to dump the hose. the coast guard, epa and other federal agencies acted quickly and were able to seize the equipment used to bypass the normal waste oil system. >> the phlange would go in the hose here where you take your clamps, put the clamps over the hose, slide the phlange and tighten the clamps down to secure it. so nothing would leak. around the area. >> then it
here? >> reporter: the victim's mom spoke to us briefly off camera saying her daughter had divorced the man found with her but he became homeless and she was helping him temporarily. he is the father have the youngest child and she says he has a history of a bad temper. but at this point police have not named him as a suspect. now four kids from high school age to as young as 6, are missing, perhaps the most important person in their life. >> just to see him sobbing like that. to just know he doesn't have a mother, umm. sad, yeah, it's sad. . >> reporter: now the fire was contained to that apartment but there was some minor damage throughout the building and tonight the red cross is assisting 9 families. we're live in ellicott city, cheryl connor, abc 2 news. >>> thanks cheryl. the maryland man who was the subject of a policeman hunt after they said he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend is behind bars tonight. joshua prince of montgomery county surrendered to pennsylvania authorities late this afternoon, it all started at an apartment complex just after 7:00 this morning in north bethe
with us for the entirity of today and perhaps into the early part of tomorrow. we're looking at a wind advisory, the remains of nicole which are no longer an official tropical storm. it's broken up into a few pieces. every piece is thrown at central maryland. wind advisory with gusts of 45 miles an hour today. there could be a possibility of tornados with a watch extended to 1:00 p.m. for most of central maryland off towards the eastern shore and our states to the north and into the carolinas. rainfall could top 2 to 5 inches. flooding, almost a guarantee across the area. we have heavy rain right now around the beltway. severna park, annapolis, the orange and red shadings. there's more coming up the bay. rain over the central and southern portion of the chesapeake. here we go, 68 this morning. 75 this afternoon, it's about the building rain, big puddles on the roads, going to cause traffic problems out there. please be careful, we cannot extend this issue enough. do not drive if it looks like a puddle, it could be much deeper than it might be. be very cautious out there. we have accide
to the eastern shore, and they are at 48 as well. we are expecting a lot of sunshine with mid 40s for many of us. holding in the 50s downtown and right by the bay, we will even everything out by lunchtime, and mostly sunny sky later today. the 2-degree guaranteed high of 78 degrees. we'll have that heat wave coming up in a couple of minutes. let's check on that traffic with kim brown. >> good morning. baltimore city, we have a structure fire that has falls road closed between northern parkway and harvest road. you are going to see police and fire equipment out there partially blocking that intersection. so you can get around it, rowland avenue, or taking the jfx. also this morning because of the renaming of the opera house. mount roil is going to close starting at 9:00 this morning. as we take a welcome at our drive times, very few delays, no problems between 795 and 70. that's a 6 minute trip. traffic starting to build slightly. 4 minutes towards 695 and no problems on the throughway at this time between the split and 295. traffic looks good around the area. here we are on the northeast side,
. for us, a front out to the west. going to clear things out. it's already very warm right now. but we've got a great weekend shaping up. take a look at the latest track as it moves away from the region. the 5:00 report in just a moment ago. category 1, barely with winds of 81. moving quickly off to the north and northeast, at 22 miles an hour. it's going to cross very close to eastern cape cod and eventually to nova scotia. you can see them beginning to shrink as it moves up north and northeast in our region. dryer conditions coming up. updates coming in. tim williams has the latest on any advisories which have just been lifted. >> they had issued tropical storm warnings. because the impact were impacting, of course, the delmarva. but now, as bob mentioned, as of 5:00, those warnings have been lifted. what you're seeing now we're seeing clear conditions, watches and watches and warnings, including tidal concerns. and wind conditions. winds are calming down a little bit. wuit means 12 to 15-mile-an- hour winds. and the northeasterly impact that the storm hadas it kicked those waves up
and scratches and cuts, including her upper lip being damaged. >> police said the suspects were using the victims bankcard to collect her social security money. they are currently being held without bail. the victim is in critical condition, and her child is in hands of social services. police are searching for anyone who may have additional information in this case. you are urged to contact baltimore county police. the search is over for a man who escaped police custody with his pregnant girlfriend. paul palme and geena distefano were arrested about 40 miles south of seattle. police said that, made up -- police said that palmer made up a medical emergency to break free. he now faces additional charges. a man who police accused of fleeing the scene of an arm robbery in northeast baltimore is now in custody. authorities say two men held up the pharmacy at a shopping center yesterday. desiccators a police arrived on the scene after the guard reportedly fired several shots at the armed suspect. police said they recovered one weapon. the names of the suspects have not been released. two m
'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us. justin is headed down there to check everything out as we keep an eye on earl. >> the hard thing is if you have a place down there, you wonder ooh. >> earl is down to a category 3. i want to make one point clear. the most common question i've had so far this week, i want to answer. this is not isabelle. by any stretch of the imagination, a completely different storm. isabelle chugged inland, pushed surge up the bay. this one stays out to sea. around the bay and baltimore, not much of an impact, a close pass on the east coast, already watches and warnings posted for virginia through north carolina, and we'll be watching our close approach to ocean city thursday night and friday. beyond that labor day weekend looking cooler but looking nice. here we go. tropical satellite showing us where it is, east of the turks and northeast of the turks and caicos and bahamas islands. we'll have the latest update in just a few minutes. taking you back home, a quiet sea, clearing and calm on the satellite and radar, across maryland. temperatures ranging from 70 i
and his case alive. >> what i hope is that everyone would hear us. it is not just us. it is so many different teem that are crying out. that this has to stop. >> my son was shot 18 times. >> holmes was her nephew. she had a son, too. >> his name is reynard. they haven't caught anyone yet. i think about he's not here to be a father to his son. he has an 8-year-old. i think about i won't see him walk in my door no more. there is so much to think about. >> the injustice and the loss that these mothers and others are stuck with. right now they hope gatherings like this help send a message about their pain. >> this has got to stop. they are taking people's children. >> you-all taking people's children. you-all don't know what you are doing to people's family. >> so far baltimore police have solved half of its 148 murder. last year it solved about 60% of its 238 murders. at police head quarters, george lettis wbal-tv 11 news. >> while jamaal's family was praying, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the face. the victim was taken to a local hospital and at last check was in stable condition. >>
through friday we will -e in the upper 0s tt near 90 and showers, we can use not expecting a whole lot, though. %-let's see whaa is happening on the roadways. lauren cooke is here with the %-lauren, good morning.ge. >> reporter: good morning, steve. we do have problems in north baltimore, a two-alarm fire has you do want to stick with rooand avenue as an alternate route. %-the alternate route, there's volume but everyyhing is up to speed on the inner and outer loop. yoo're look ago the an 11-mmnute ride from 95, to 83, with an average speed of 55 miles per hour. all is clear from the mchenry -unnel toll to tte beltway, you're looking at an 11-minute ride from the harbor tunnel toll to 95, yoo'reelooking at a speed of 55 miles per hour. that's the traffic edge report. patrice, back to you. ,3 >>> we are following a developing story this morning.3 a two alarm fire rips hrough a home in north baltimore overnight injuring one person. ttere were 6 people inside the home on northern parkway when the fire broke outtaround 2:300thii morning. everyone escaped, incluuing one3 -umped out of a s
to loss strength as it moves north, but officials are still arning that %-the u.s. because of the severe flooding. you should expect that there's go to be pounding rain, some high winds and very daagerous waves out there ii the coming days. livv frrm theport o!! the port , megan gilliland.3 fox 45 mor 45 morning news. >>> he marrlaad emergency agency is keepinn an eye on joel d smith is live ith the latest preparations. good morning, joel. >> repprter: good morning. patrice. they're looking at a lot of different maps. ú%en though ttis unlikell to come to our area here, and maybe not even hii the eastern shore so bad, you ggt to beeready. we have talked bout what youú should. we have is the ssuff laid out here right now. let's get to ed, and see what are you seeing onnthe most >> the most recent maa is keeping it 200 ilee out to sea. we will have issues with surf at ocean city and we will have ppoblems with swimming and we will have further problems this weee. -nd some issues with small coastal flooding.ú >> reporter: let's go through it quickly. winter or the hurricane, you're s
for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. welcome back, justin berk. >> we've got another hurricane but this one well out into the atlantic and this one not going to impact us at least immediately and at least in the near term. we're looking at first off, after the first wet day in nearly three weeks morning clouds and some areas of fog. even dampness on the yownd that will dry out this afternoon, as the breeze gives us clearing sunshine and nice warm temperatures. there's hurricane igor. right now a very strong category 4 and could become a category 5 storm as we head on in through the afternoon or evening. we'll talk more about that coming up. this morning, just quiet around town. low clouds, areas of fog and 61 in baltimore. to 57 with fog over there in easton on the eastern shore. we're clear and we're quiet on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. five complete sweeps across the chesapeake and maryland, no rain today but early fog and clouds giving way to clearing. this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high of 82 with sunshine. >>> let's check the roads with kim. >>
limitations on pesticides have made killing them more difficult. costing the u.s. $258 million last year. >> immediately bagged up any of the materials that were in the near proximity to that book. bagged themuf and removed them from the building. >> reporter: right now, all of the contaminated books are in this truck, which is baking in the sun in the inside of a parking lot. once the inside reaches 120 degrees, the critters should die. but the sun and containment aren't the only remedies. all eight have been sprayed with pesticides. >> they don't know what causes a.l.s. and parkinsons. but some have tie today to that stuff. >> reporter: but most are confident in the cleanup. >> it's a nice, quiet, relaxing environment. >> you're going to keep using it? >> yes. >> some might think it's overkill the way we've addressed the problem. but we think it's something if handled quickly, we're going to be better off for it. >> reporter: as a courtesy to library users, the urbana library is planning to wave all late fees until friday. and it could be open as early as sometime tomorrow. reporting
city. and man wale gale us has more. but first, let's go to adam may. >>> you name it, we have seen it here in ocean city. started rainy. then it was greery. now, it's sunny. big waves making for dangerous water conditions. >>> at the height of the storm, giant waves slammed into the beach. >> waves are probably some of the biggest i've ever seen. and it's pretty eerie. >> reporter: dangerous riptides prompted officials to prohibit swimming for a second day in a row. but some risked it anyway. >> it's crazy. >> one man was even arrested for skinny dipping with hurricane earl. there was no -- there there were no serious rescues at all during the hurricane. and it was almost like a tourist attraction, drawing people to the beach to see waves they've never seen like this in their lifetime. >> the waves are absolutely beautiful. >> reporter: the mayor says hurricane earl could have damaged beach front businesses, if not for a million dollars spent every year on beach front projects. they keep the dunes high and the water where it belongs. >> there were a lot of properties on the ocean f
of a brief delay. we are still looking at a 9-minute ride throuuh the harbor tunnel. if you're using the noter mchenry tunnel, no problems to report there. you're ooking at an 8-minute ride are with an speed of 55 miles per hour. the west side of the 795 remains clear with an averageespeed of bief miles pe!!55 miles pee hou3 that's the traffic edge report. patrice bein, back to you. >>> thank you, lauren. >>> a man is tabbed and left for dead in reisterstown. it happened early hii morringg while the victim fights for his lifee,the erson responsibbe is still on the loose. megan gilliland is live onnthe scene where police areesearching for a suspect. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. we're live on the intersection of route 140 and franklin ú%ulevard in reiiterstown. this is usually a very safe area, but this morning the site of a crime scene. a man stabbed and left for dead at the intersection up here andú someehere. ú% happened at 12:30 this ú%lice are not sure if this was a robbery attempt, but they do3 believe a fight broke out efore that victim was
to burn the koran on the anniversary of 9911. why the move could put u.s. troops in danger. >>> now we're going to connect thh congregations with the commmnity. >> how the community is fighting back with faith. >>> good morning. it's wednesday, september th. mime !!i'm patrice harris. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a look at praft and ad a lot of people were saying yesterday as really hot. and today we are going to get to 88, e think as we thought yesterday aad we're going to enjoy some sunshine mixed with a thouug. a chance of a few showers in the westtrn part of theestate. 70s throughoutt you see he frontal boundary, a line of -howers moving west to east butú breaking apart quite a bit for it looks like montgomery county may be seeing it a little bit of light activity this morning. it will be light and that frontal boundary is going to what that will do is bring cooler air as we get to tuesday and friday aad we will see the chance of rainshowers by sunday. mootly sunny and windy today and tomorrow. ittwill be a warm day tooay with the upper 80s and then ittwill be coole
offensive. >> most of the time they use meetally retarded of stupii..3 >> we know that attitudes have changed a lot we thought that the term had to go apart. fight to the maryland's general asseebly and this sprinn, -overnor o'maaley changed the termmretarded to tte mentally disabled. the bill is going straaght to the white house to be signed by president obama. >>> democrats didn't waste anytime for attacking the gop's3 for their pledge to america. they introduced document as aa outline of what they staad for should they take control of -ongress. >> republicans have laid their the docuuent called the pledge to america. what the gop would like to be accomplish, most nottbly repealingghealthcare and cutting some conservatives say the document doesn't go far enough. while most democrats says it's noohing but a pledge to return the tea party republicans talkkd more fiscally responsible ú-the house in 2006, we lost our way. we moved away from tte fiscal discipline that minted in governing majority in 1994. and the ppople walked away from us. >> the plan does not tackle the %-democrats, i
of the officer's used the car door to shield himself from the suspect but the man kept coming reaching for the officer's gun. that is when another officer opened fire. >> the suspect,,immediately approached the officer and there eventual low was a struggle over the officcr weapon. with time a second officer pulled up to the ssene, observed what was going on ann shot the suspect in the chest. >> the suspect was taken to shock trauma in critical but stable condition. >>> the woman accused of setting ablaze that hurt a baltimore firefighter is scheduled to be in court today. the trial of 20 years old britney garcia will start this morning. she is facing charges including arson and reckless engagement..3 prosecutors say in aprrl she started a fire in a northwest firefighter jeff novac suffered severe burns in that blaze andú is expected to testify. garcia could spend up to 30 years in jail in founn guiity. >>> there's a motion hearing set for today in the case of a high school teacher accused of having sex with a student on school ú%ounds. carl ray moore was charged in may withhseveral s
through the morning. we get that sun up by 6:53 and it does some work by this afternoon, bringing us to near normal. let's see what is happening on those roads. here is kim brown. >> we have fire activity in baltimore city that has the eastbound lanes right at falls road partially blocked because of fire and police equipment. so police are going to be out there providing drivers with the detours. keep that in mind. aside from that, we look around the area, no issues along the corridor. we are clear here in baltimore county. no problems southbound from hartford county. 83 looks good as does 795. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. there's new information this morning, the death of a 14-year- old from belle air who was hit by a car after crossing a busy intersection. the pedestrian lights at route 24 are on now, but state police received a number of complaints that they were not working on friday. the state highway administration is investigating, but meantime, friends and family of 14-year- old joey are trying to face the reality. they continue to stop by and pay tribute and hug at
us live from baltimore. it was not too long ago we were worried it was to drive around here. now the city has a completely different problem to deal with. >> that seemed like a distant memory. one of the main concerns is that the ground is saturated because we have seen so much rain this week. emergency managers say that makes it more likely that trees will come down and toppled power lines in the process. people got out to enjoy a beautiful night on federal hill, taking advantage of the calm before the storm. preparing for the onslaught of rain, the city's department of public works deployed cruise to clear clogged the storm drains. >> all that water eventually runs off into local streams, the harbor, and the day. >> they cannot check of the city's 52,000 storm drains so they are urging baltimore residents to pitch in. >> we are asking every citizen to take a look on their street to see if there storm drains are clear. if there is trash on top, sweep that off. the biggest defense against flooding is a broom and a trash can. >> one of the things interesting about baltimore is we
the iran's president after mahmoud ahmadinejad suggested that the u.s. could be behind the 9/11 attacks. the president called the comments hateful. iran's president is not backing down. >> reporter: president obama has some strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive. it was hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming mahmoud ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan, just a little north of ground zero where families lost their loved ones. for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: mushing claims most of the world and most americans are suspicious about what happened at ground zero and says the u.s. government used 9/11 to justify two wars. >> under the pretext of that event two countries were invaded and up till now, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama insists ahmadinejad does not represent the people of iran. >
. behind it really chilly air further north. for us ahead of it it will warm up a few degrees for tomorrow. it will bring clouds and change the weather pattern a little bit. more in the weather forecast. >>> thousands of protestors marched in the streets of london speaking out against pope benedict xvi. after the pontiff challenged the catholic church of sexual abuse. we have the details. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi expressed shame and humiliation during a private meeting of five survivors of sexually abused clergy. >> i express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims during this difficult time. >> reporter: the pontiff apologized and insured the victims the catholic church is working to protect young people and fully investigate allegations of abuse, but thousands of protestors want more. >> he makes many apologizes, but he always apologizes for other people and their failings. never for his own. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi met with american survivors during his visit here in 2008. during 1950 the catholic church paid out $2 million in abuse costs in the u.s., most in the last six
a little bit. as we head through the afternoon going to be a lot of sunshine it. will warm us up to 77 but that is the beginning. we're going into the 80s and eventually 90 degrees in this five-day forecast. >> thank you. a problem on northern parkway. here's sharon gibala. >>> we still have fire work activity from a two-alarm fire overnight. that as falls road closed at northern park way. that's between northern park and englewood. you can take roland to get around. we have preparations beyond way for the baltimore book festival. the right lane of charles street is closed because of it between east branch and mt. vernon. the left an is closed between west branch lane and madison street. there's a look at your drive times. still no delays, outer loop. there's a live look at the top side of the beltway at dulaney valley road. full speed on the inner and outer loop out of the ft. mchenry tunnel. remember, wjz 13 is always on. so for traffic information anytime, you can log on to wjz.com. don, back over to you. >>> people are still talking about the shooting inside johns hopkins hospital
-to-day, it's still very ú%al tt them. report, 73% of the likely voter in maryland say that the u.s. is still currently in a recession. 16% say no, 10% were not sure. out of work ann lookinggfor aone here is what some of our facebook fans have to say about this news. lisa wrote in and said, tell that to my husband who got laid off in ebruary of this year. they don'ttknow what they're talking about. what do you think, is thh recession over? let s kkow on the facebook page. i will be reading your responses throughout this morning. megan gill lapped, gilliland, fg news. >>> police are called to a triple ssooting officers say two men were show the in the stomach, a 3rd was shot in the hip. all three are in serious condition but they are expected aaout ttoohours later, homicide detectives were on the scene of3 a shooting in eaat baltimore. investigators saa a mannand a woman was shot in homewood there's no word on a suspect in either shooting. >>> federal agents arr looking foo a suspect who they say robbed dozens of restaurants includinggseveral in the balttmooe area. fbi investigators believe
saturday by erdman avenue in east baltimore. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us with more. >> reporter: police are still looking for answers in this case and two little girls are left without a father after a fatal hit-and-run accident. it happened saturday about 7:00 p.m. in the 5200 block of erdman avenue in east baltimore. witnesses say a black mercedes hit 25-year-old gerard grant on his motorcycle. the driver of the mercedes immediately fled the scene. police don't believe this is a case of road rage. there is significant damage to the driver's side of the mercedes and witnesses say it was tough to watch. >> i heard, like, a pop. then i seen the young man flying in the air with his motorcycle. three times he did. land on the ground. >> reporter: police say they are looking for a black mercedes with major damage to the driver's side and the mirror missing. anybody with information should call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> another motorcyclist dead after a crash. this one happened in glen burnie. it happened at the in
to the highest bidder. it sits along the 400 block of towson, brian cuba joins us to tell us what cally developers are hoping will happen to this big open space. >> the towson commons is a prime piece of realty with a number of different options, while county officials have no way of knowing who will buy it tomorrow, they hope it can become the hot spot it once was. >>> in its day the towson commons bass heralded as part of the rebirth of towson, a destination hot spot in baltimore county seat. this stretch along york road south of the circle is all but empty now, businesses have moved, sun bleached signs neglected, several store fronts empty. >> the towson commons cries out for much stronger use taking advantage of the new people living here and working downtown. >> reporter: david i a newspapery is the executive director of development in baltimore county. towson, he says, has grown up around the commons with new apt buildings, restaurants, and future construction projects. that growth, i a newspapery says, is what makes the commons so valuable and important. >> baltimore county has n
, who used to work in a hotel, fortunately spotted the books book -- bugs in the book drop. >> we were incredibly fortunate that she saw it and knew what to do. >> reporter: bed bugs, nearly eradicated in the 1990s. new limit a -- limitations on pesticides have made them grow. >> immediately bagged up any materials that were in immediate proximity of that book. bagged them up and removed them from the building. >> reporter: right now, all of the taminated books -- contaminated books are baking in the sun. once it reaches 120 degrees, the critters should die. >> reporter: but all eight frederick county libraries have now been sprayed with pesticides of that's concerning to some patrons. >> they don't know what causes a.l. upon s. and -- a.l.s., and parkinsons. but some have tie today to that. >> this is a relaxing and quiet environment. >> but you're going to keep using it? >> yes. >> we think it's something that was handled very quickly. we'll be better off for it. >> reporter: as a courtesy to their patrons, the irvanna library is actually waving all of their late fees since friday un
with a woman, and the car is using a donut spare tire as one of its wheels. police are asking if you have information to call 9/1. >> a new trial starts this week for the state's revised cang statute. duwan marshall. the judge heard juror's testimony that included alleged misconduct after a jury used the internet to search the suspect's prior criminal record. >> a sheriff's report this weekend for family members of murder victims. to recognize the impact on the victim's -- victims' families. they heard from people that had losses themselves. >> the purpose of this is so we can get healing to our city and also to let our city government know that something needs to be done about the murders on the street to keep the streets safer for our children. >> street -- there was counseling for those who were interested. >> the ninth anniversary of the -- of 9/11. here's 11 news reporter france france -- michelle franzen. >> family and survivors gathered in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania. they read names of each one lost. and at times the public ceremony included personal and emotional tribute
's friday, that meaas it's your turn to sound off on oor facebook page about anything you wan.ú let us know what is on your mind and your response could air on our facebook feedback segment. already comments coming in. just go toú facebook.com/baltimore to becom3 a fan and join the conversation. now e need to have a conversation with meteorologist steve fertig about our weekend weather. -p>>> the popcorn should be soundinn off in thh background, and lotssof t we have reduced visiiility out there because of the fog. temperatures out there pretty mild. i don't think you will mind that part. we are starting at 72 degrees throughout the area. 70 in salisbury and 59 in hagerstown. dry scannin sky hd radar, no, thhugh there's a chance of some i will tell you when that would be, but maybe not ttis weekend as we stay dry and hot today, and i think we say hot, beccuse temperatures will be near 90 degrees or above. the record is 95 as we get close to it. cooler ir is on the way for the ú%ld front for the weekend. i will let you know how much cooler, near record high for today and in the low 90s a
the sun hasn't left us but the rain has. the lack of rape makes the trees react different than when we have normal rain amounts. >> the trees are gonna start shutting down early, they are gonna start browning up early, and you know, the brilliant, the leafs might even fall early. you might not get the brilliance. >> reporter: jack says it might not be too late. >> it may be time left to turn around some of the moisture. >> so if you dent want to drive all the way out to western maryland to see the colors you can plant a tree in your own back yard. the state would like the help with a $25 coupon. don harrison,. >>> if you want more information you can log onto our web site at abc2news.com. we'll send you to a link "the trees.maryland.gov. >>> and joce is going to be interesting to see how our fall foliage season shapes undertake but we're staying average temperature-wize. today seasonable. take a look. winds have died down some. gusty earlier, gusting 20 to 25, now a steady win the around 6 to 12. not bad. temperatures certainly pretty pleasant out there, talking upper 70s from annapoli
in thattdirection, could bring us as much as 2.5 inches of rain. temperatures start off in the upper 60s to low 70s. pretty mild start actually but rain today and tomorrow. ssme thunder, temperrtures in thh 70s all the way hrough friday. we cool down and dry out with %lenty of sunshine forrthis we will be in the 60s for highs then. let's see what is happening on the roadways now with laurenn3 cooke. >> reporter:: w are ealing wih heavy raii and that eads to slick roads across the renalio. w-- region aad we have several accidents at rice tear!! reisted and one on the inner loop and another on the outer loop at 833 as we take a look at the west side of the 83 at liberty road, this is oing to be old court road where ou an see nn delays in the area. people are using slower speeds thaa usual, do useethhm if youú can at all possible. no delays from 795 to 95. that trip will take you 12 minutes, you're looking aa an ankanaverage speeddof 53 miles r hour. all is clear on the northeaat corridor of 99 from whitemarsh boulevard to the beltway, you're looking the a 4-minute trrp with an average speed o
for the transportation depaatment says that the data they used is old 2008 and itú included the me approximate trougentire metto areaand ot j. >> it'' not a fair representation, given tth fact that we have concentrated on our roadways in the lass three years ask we continue to do that. %-looks bumpy because accordingo the u.s. department of transportation in theenext 15 years it'sin goiig to cost $188 billion to fix all of the roads..3úwhere does baltimore rd atlanta and jacksonville justhb. one percent of the roads in ad condition. joel d smith, fox 45 morning -ews. >>> i don't what is worre that story or this story. some creepy crawll critttrs invade a maryland library. they found bed bugs in bookk. this is one you are going to see it abbut a alf a dozen bugs collected from a couple of children's books in the drop off those books and all the others within that day were bait in the back of a truck. ú%survive in tempeeatures above 120 degrees. lucky they ccught the bugs before they became a infesstation. ccrculation supervisor who was worring that task used to work in the hospitality indu
about which one to use and the law is about to change. one thing you can do is just use the speaker phone on your cell phone. that is already there. until you get a chance to come in and decide what is best for you. on kent island, don harrison for abc news. >> talking on the phone while driving will be illegal starting october 1st. >>> pretty nice commute this evening for a drive. not bad. we've got sunshine out there after some pretty heavy rain at times earlier this morning in places. more rain on the way we think tomorrow night. for the moment we're looking good. maryland's most powerful doppler radar also, our satellite trend both showing clearing. though we will see a variably cloudy sky into the evening and maybe a pop-up isolated shower or two. most of the rain is now offshore, out over the atlantic. look at the numbers. warm conditions out there this evening. 81, balmy degrees downtown. same in dc, annapolis, a little cooler along the bay at 79. most of the evening in the 70s. we will eventually drop into the 60s, even the 50s overnight. so clear and cooler but just for ab
, killed in afghanistan. navy lieutenant brendan loony of owings, maryland, was one of nine u.s. military personnel killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan. the 29-year-old was a former navy lacrosse player. our media partner, the baltimore sun, says that services have been tentatively set at st. john the baptist roman catholic church. >>> police say they have no suspects and no motive for a deadly shooting there. it happened this morning in the 1500 block of broadway. according to police, the victim was shot on the front steps of the house there. he was taken to an area hospital where he died. >>> family-friendly restaurants, targeted by a masked robber. and most of the crimes occur here in maryland. weijia jiang is at the most recently targeted restaurant. >> reporter: fbi agents are not revealing exactly how much money the suspect has collected. but they say he's been robbing restaurants for a year and a half and he could strike again at any moment. >> reporter: the fbi is aggressively looking for this man who they say has been on a major crime spree, spanning four states since feb
here. with that purple, a lot of people excited. flacco showed us the kind of quarterback that he could be. and silenced critics who thought -e wasn't man enough for thaa -ob. as e heaa to pit bbr pittsburge and anyone waats to comeeand join us, we're at the panera in towsonment. towson. >> i can't wait to hear what people have to say about that win. >> reporter: sure. >>> from the wall to the city mayor stephanie rawlings blake and carter are putting on theirú shoes to wwlk. making good lifestyle choices, like eating right and exercising ofttn. they will be able to take advantage of ffee screenings,ú demonstrations nd education programs. >>> stay tunee to fox 45 morning news for continuing coverage of thii story. rawlings-bbake aboutthealthynie3 city's day initiative that is coming up in our 7:00 hour. >>> coming up on the early edition, doctors experimenting with a new breast cancer treatment. >>> we areetreating the cancer from the inside out..3 p>> the therapy combining radiation and surgery in a single visit. %-up frommthe eastern seaboard % ú%e south, to the north and we als
. >> this is part of a process, orderly i hope but part of a process that gets us to the point where we can consider what exactly would be the best fit for that location. >> reporter: hoping whoever just spent $28.5 million will do so wisely. in towson, brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> the mill in canton is also expected to be auctioned off next month. it will go on the block october 20th. the owner says the auction is "a business decision." it includes the 5,900 square foot building, liquor license and the business. two auctions take place, one for the business and liquor license, the other for the building. the bar and restaurant opened up in 1997. >>> weatherwise today, beautiful stuff. i mean, this was the last full day of summer, 2010. fall starts tomorrow night. and we're looking at actually some warmer weather to kick off the first days of fall. let's look first at how clear it is up and down the east coast now. from baltimore all the way through raleigh-durham, back up through boston, you name it, just crystal clear, there's a little weather up towards chicagoland but overall, just a breeze blow
. >> reporter: but it's here where joey lost his life that many of the students use to pour their farewell messages into a makeshift memorial. mindful of the way he died. >> i guess everyone just tries to jump the gun and try to get across the road quick, we have all done it, just go, just go, if a car cease you they are not going to hit you. >> but they seem even more committed to remembering the way he lived. >> just got to be strong for him because you know what is what he wants, he wants everyone to be happy. >> reporter: in falston county, jeff haeger, abc 2 news. >> funeral plans have been set. solution will be held tomorrow at mountain christian church from 6:00 until 9:00 and weekend from 10:00 until noon followed by his funeral. the church is in jab a. >>> 0,000 suspects spanning dozens of countries, more than 200 websites, those are the startling numbers from what agents are calling the most significant child porn bust in internet history. joce is here to talk about the local ties to this investigation. >> reporter: sit called operation flick earn, the child porn ring spans the g
of all this rain. linda sow is live for us this morning as we're preparing. good morning, linda. >> well let me set the seen for you, we're expecting heavy rain and strong winds all day. that's likely going to bring down trees. some of the trees will bring down power lines. that's where the outages will happen. bge crews are on stand by today. they're expecting thousands of power outages throughout the area. all the rain has people in annapolis getting ready, already putting out sand bags by the downtown dock. >> it actually may be a pain in the butt, but if it saves your carpet or stone, whatever you have in your place, it's worth it. >> reporter: bge won't be able to fix the downed power lines until after the storm passes. they're asking you to be patient. if you want to let them know you're without power call 877-778-2222. we're live in towson, linda sow, abc2 news. >>> an annapolis dam is determined unsafe and now many are hoping it can handle the significant rain we're expected to get. state inspectors sent the state a letter stating that water works park off the 450 could result in
hurricane, very closely. earl makes his way towards us. he's still on track to sideswipe the east coast, with hurricane watches for north carolina and virginia. evacuations are under way in north carolina this morning. sam is there. and we'll have the very latest for us this morning. >> it moved a little east overnight. still a serious threat. >>> our other top story, the president's address from his new oval office last night. saying after seven years of war in iraq, it's time to turn the page and focus on fixing our economy at home. the official handover ceremony takes place in baghdad today. 50,000 troops will remain in iraq. nearly 100,000 in afghanistan. we'll speak with the vice president about what comes next. >>> and a stunning end to the alaska senate race. republican lisa murkowski concedes the race to joe miller, in what may be one of the biggest upsets in the 2010 election. >> the tea party showing so much strength in the republican primaries. >>> we want to get straight to hurricane earl. it's been almost 20 years since a storm this massive threatens such a large portion of
yesterday. linda so is live to tell us how they made it through the night. >> reporter: it's been a long and busy night for the crews working to get the power back on. the hope is to get the power restored to the people and restaurants in the area sometime this morning. an underground electrical cable sparked the fire early sunday morning that knocked out power to parts of little italy. it happened at the corner of fawn and high streets. about 120 customers were left in the dark making it a tough day of business for the many restaurants in the area. some even had to close their doors. >> in the midst of recession, after three blizzards that happened all on weekends, a transformer fire that knocks out power and knocks out another night it's not the best way to sort of continue in business but, hey, football was on tonight. we're all watching that anyway, too. it was not going to be a terribly busy night i don't think but no way to tell. we're most concerned about saving our perishables. >> reporter: again, bge crews have been working all day yesterday, overnight, this morning, the hope
would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. >>> mary joins us now with more. >>> days after the nearly abandoned towson complex was auctioned off, a new apartment complex was auctioned. and officials are ready for more luxury. >>> developers and county officials are standing inside this building. it is called the palisades of towson. 351 studio. they're filled with amen its, including custom closet organizing systems. bamboo flooring. kohler fixtures in bathrooms. and an automated parking garage that parks your car for you. >> all of this in the heart of towson. today, we're taking another giant step forward in the renaissance of towson and changed the skyline of this community with the opening of this new, beautiful apartment complex. >>> on tuesday, towson saw what doesn't happen. shoppers now lured to the luxury ring in towson town center. developers and county officials are betting on it. >>> almost. 500 million have taken place. >>> apartments for the palisades start at just over $1200 a month for a studio and go up to 2400 for a two-bedroom ap
.m. on the steps of the county courthouse. most retail spots are vacant. the county believes the best use for the space would be for a hotel or some type of mixed- use development. >>> a beautiful day out there rosy. it was a lil breezy for a while but that wind has died off and now we're left with just a cool night. some spots by daybreak we could be talking about 40s, we're already in the 40s up in york but i think most of central maryland is going to be dropping pretty sharply through the rest of the night too. winds are pretty much diminished now to 5 miles per hour out of the north. so it's a school breeze under a crystal clear sky across the entire east coast. so whether weather looking very nice again tomorrow. talking about mostly sunny conditions, about a 30-degree warm up from our morning lows eventually up to about 78 late in the day. the rest of the week wild changes as we go into the first days of fall. it won't really feel like it. details coming up. rosy? >> local ties to a global child porn investigation resulting in thousands of arrests and hundreds of convictions. abc 2
, sun bleached signs neglected, several store fronts empty. the county believes the best use of this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county has set aside some money to help redevelop the commons and pledged to do so if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> towson has everything going for them demographickicly, education wise, income wise. there's no reason why this location can't support a much, much better use. >> so once again, that auction starts at 1:00 p.m. today on the steps of the county courthouse in towson. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> look at stories making headlines this morning. a wild fire caused an evacuation of about 1600 homes. 1600 homes in utah. the fire started when live ammunition from a nearby national guard firing range ignited the dry brush. in these conditions, not sitting well with some residents. some of whom lost their homes and with the dry season, conditions are prime. o recent fire destroyed 166 homes, just one of several big fires across the west since july. >> a kentucky man a
kuebler joins us now to explain police may have found more than just one lieutenant. >> reporter: the images were sharp and able to help police make an arrest within hours of reracing the home video surveillance. a camera system the victim says may prove for himself and possibly others a very worthy investment. the target was this home along brown browns bridge road in highland. unassuming at first glance it's how the owner would like it. until you get closer. this is one of four security cameras he installed just weeks ago after the first time he was burglarized. cameras, police say, that caught jeremy hall clear as day. >> i just got the fen call about an hour ago and it was really great news. i feel a lot better. >> the owner of the home would rather stay off camera instead letting the images of his new home security system speak for itself. he was hoping when it he handed it over to police it would help. little did he know it would be mere hours after he released it to the media that hall would be picked up and booked. >> i thought i would never find anything but of course i
. the beltway backs up on any day with sun. here's sherrie johnson bracing us all for bad traffic this morning. >> reporter: we're here in towson along york road. if you're heading out today, allow yourself plenty of time. you definitely don't want to be in a hurry with the rain coming down. give yourself plenty of following distance. traffic is starting to back up a little bit here. watch out for standing water on the roadways, could cause you to hydroplane. here in towson, we're not seeing flooding just yet. the state highway administration, we talked to folks on the phone, they're warning drivers to use extra caution this morning. watch out for downed trees and power lines. you don't want to have to swerve to miss something in the road. use extra caution. be careful approaching stop lights. there could be outages in the area. you just want to be aware of your surroundings, step out of your comfort zone this morning, because you're not going to have your normal driving routine this morning. slow it down, use extra caution. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> nobody cove
, wjz-13 is always on, go to wjz.com for more. don, back to you. >>> this is a scene that many of us will remember, a tractor trailer in the water of the bay after plunging off of the bay bridge. now, two years later, the family of the driver who drowned settled a lawsuit. good morning, once again. >>> good morning, once again don and everyone. the final settlement isn't exactly what the family had originally hoped for, it brings closier to the tragedy. >> reporter: it was more than two years ago that the 57-year- old truck driver was killed in this terrifying crash. his tractor trailer plunged off of the bay bridge when he swerved to avoid an on coming camaro driven by a 19-year-old. the two families settled on a civil suit. baldwin will pay $100,000, that's the maximum amount under her insurance. >> she's remorseful and she didn't set it to have an accident. >> reporter: initially, the shorts wanted $7 million listed the state as available. they argued that twoway traffic is dangerous on the span and that the corrosion should have been repaired. surely, for the safety of the city d
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